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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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Susan Halsey, Fort Worth attorney, business leader, dies

Susan Halsey, a Fort Worth attorney who was also a community and business leader, died on Friday, Dec. 19. Halsey, 55, was chairman for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in 2013-2014, leading the chamber during a year

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Heating up: West Lancaster corridor projects moving forward

West Lancaster Avenue through downtown Fort Worth is heating up, with planners envisioning a lively mixed-use corridor that extends the central business district further south.

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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BNSF Railway extends Armed Forces Bowl sponsorship
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
BNSF Railway Inc. of Fort Worth has extended its sponsorship of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for three more years.
 
The sponsorship deal, which kicked off with the 2009 bowl, will keep the company involved through the 2015 game.
 
“We are proud to work with a Fort Worth based company in our mission to honor our country’s armed forces,” said Brant Ringler, executive director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in a news release.
 
Sharing that outlook was a BNSF spokesman.
 
“BNSF Railway has been committed to this outstanding athletic competition since the game’s inception and we look forward to our participation through the 2015 contest,” said Joe Faust, the company’s director of public affairs.
 
BNSF Railway, a Berkshire Hathaway company, operates in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. More information is available at www.bnsf.com.
 
Owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television, an ESPN subsidiary, the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl has featured an “armed forces” theme since 2006. More information is available at www.armedforcesbowl.com.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net

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